US Government Paid Trump's Turnberry Hotel £53,000

The Guardian

Donald Trump’s Turnberry hotel was paid about £53,000 by the US government to cover the costs of the president’s two-day visit there last weekend, official payment logs reveal.

Trump’s advisers insist his businesses did not benefit financially from the accommodation spending at Turnberry because the US government was charged room rates at cost price. But Brendan Fischer, director of federal reform at the Campaign Legal Centre, a political watchdog in Washington DC, said Trump’s businesses did profit.

“President Trump not only used the occasion of a state visit to promote his Trump-branded golf course, but told US taxpayers to foot the bill,” Fischer told the Scotsman.

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